Journal Article

The Rise and Fall of the Note: Changing Paper Lengths in ACM CSCW, 2000-2018

A short paper (or note) quantitatively examining changing paper lengths in the Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work. I focus on several major changes in editorial policy as natural experiments, particularly around the rise and fall of the 4-page “note” format (which was a formal submission category from 2004-2012) and the venue’s decision in 2013 to remove all official minimum and maximum length restrictions.

Multivariate GWAS: Generalized Linear Models, Prior Weights, and Double Sparsity


Background: Consecutive testing of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) is usually employed to identify genetic variants associated with complex traits. Ideally one should model all covariates in unison, but most existing analysis methods for genome-wide association studies (GWAS) perform only univariate regression.

SkyPortal: An Astronomical Data Platform

SkyPortal is a web application that stores and interactively displays astronomical datasets for annotation, analysis, and discovery. It is designed to be modular and extensible, so it can be customized for various scienti c use cases. It is released under the Modi ed BSD license.

SkyPortal was designed with time-series survey data from the Zwicky Transient Facility, and eventually The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, in mind.